posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 09:40 AM
I'm not convinced the Hillary would be unbeatable for the Republicans. Her name does to the right what the Bush name does to the left
Not at all. After the second term of Pres. GWB even the right ran from the Bush legacy, distancing themselves from the wars, economic crisis and
bailouts...whilst those same republicans began to cite the Clinton years as an example of bipartisanship and a President that was willing to work with
the other side of the aisle...(welfare reform etc.) ...and indisputably the two administrations oversaw two very different times in our country, with
the Clinton years being economically prosperous without overt wars and invasions.
- any nameless joe on the right who nobody would get excited about voting for could outperform expectations with his base just because he is running
against someone Republicans love to hate.
Sure...just like last time..Quick, Dramatic, flashes in the pan...."The Cain Train"!
Not only that, she's saddled with Obama's legacy, which is equally offensive to right wing sensibilities.
Oh...the right wing will never vote for a Dem anyways? Clinton doesn't need the right, nor does she expect to earn the right's votes. She needs the
left and middle. If there was any danger of her association with Pres. Obama dragging her down with the middle, she stepped out of the Administration
in Feb....buying her plenty of distance if she needs it before 2016.
Meanwhile Hillary actually left a bad taste in the mouths of some democrats when she tried to take Obama's nomination through the super delegates, in
defiance of the popular vote in the primaries. Furthermore after Obama failed to roll back the Bush police state, I don't think it's going to be
easy to get young idealists on the left to mobilize again.
She doesn't need to mobilize young idealists, and neither did Pres. Obama last year. The Far Right does it for them.
Last but not least, Hillary Clinton is now not just a woman, but a white haired old woman. For all the progress we've made, we still haven't
actually had a woman win a nation wide election in this country yet. God knows Palin deserved every mean-spirited thing that was said about her plus a
few additional things that I forced myself not to say, but she still did prove the point that even among liberals, stereotypes against women in
politics are not completely off limits yet.
Seeing as the majority of the US Population is women and women vote more than men?...53% ... Stereotypes or not, I think anyone playing to those
stereotypes is going to get their ass handed to them.
How did "binders full of women" sell with Romney?
It wouldn't take as strong a challenger as Obama was in 2008 to upset Hillary yet again and finally doom her to remain only a footnote in American
political history. There is even a remote chance that a dark horse could beat her in the primaries if conditions were right.
Again...I do hope Hillary has a decent challenger in the primaries, but I don't see it yet. More choices are better.